The evening twilight fades in to darkness when stars of constellation Orion, the Hunter, stand above the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany (the name means New Swan Stone Castle). Click on the second photo to see a close-up view of the castle in a spectacular foreground of Alps. The palace was built in the 19th-century, commissioned by king Ludwig II, on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria. The iconic palace was an inspiration for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle and later similar structures in the world.
SpectacularJune 7, 2011 at 8:21 am
how awesomeJune 9, 2011 at 3:51 am
I was there on 5/17/11 it is an amazing place. It’s worth a visit.June 9, 2011 at 12:34 pm
GoregousJune 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm
It look great but I wonder if there is a pizza delivery place near or even chinese take outJune 9, 2011 at 5:00 pm
stunningJune 9, 2011 at 9:49 pm
Awesome photo, Babak!
Is this a HDR image, or what trick did you use to avoid overexposure of the brightly illuminated castle?June 12, 2011 at 11:07 am
Thank you all. Herbert: It’s not an HDR, just a vertical panorama of 4 shots. Twilight is the only time to balance strong foreground light with the sky, also I searched all position and found this spot with rather less illumination toward me, and last I used RAW reader recovery option and blur mask in processing to reduce the monument light.June 12, 2011 at 4:24 pm
Thanks a lot, Babak, for sharing your tricks with us! Much appreciated! 🙂June 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Babak: Your pictures are wonderful. I was there in May 2003. It is a spectacular place for photos. My favorite view was from the footbridge spanning the gorge behind the palace.June 19, 2011 at 8:19 am